M 6  -  Wide field

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Object identification (3.9MB)

Object data of M6

Object type: Open cluster (II3r)
Size: 25'
Magnitude: 4.2 mag
Constellation: Sco
Distance: 1,600 Ly
Notes: Messier 6, the Butterfly Cluster is a young open star cluster in the constellation Scorpius (age: 100 million years).

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-10
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G @ f/3.5
Camera: Nikon Df (ISO 800)
Mount: iOptron SkyTracker
Exposure time: 14x3min
Exposure time total: 42min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Bernhard Hubl, Justin Kabaus, Christoph Kaltseis)

Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner